It was one of the worst vacations ever. To begin with, the hotel room that you were promised was not available. When the hotel employee told you that they did not have a standard room with two king beds, they offered you a different room instead. Calling it a suite, you were slightly hopeful that things would take a turn for the better, but as soon as the hotel employee opened the door into the enormous suite, you feared that all was not well. In fact, the stale, musty air quickly told you that the HVAC system was not working.
With no where else to stay, however, you hoped that the air conditioning service and repair team could work a miracle. Unfortunately, they could not. When you had a chance to talk to the repairman who was trying to provide at least a quick fix so that you could have some relief from the heat, he told you that without a completely new HVAC system installation this ancient hotel would never be comfortable. The same repairman feared, however, that the heating and air conditioning system would only receive trouble shooting and repair calls, not a complete new HVAC system installation that was needed.
If they are not properly serviced and maintained, HVAC system installations can fail or fall into disrepair. Consider some of these facts and figures about the residential and commercial heating and cooling industry:
- 43% of a monthly residential utility bill is used by the eating and air conditioning in your home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- The average expected lifespan for a Furnace is 20 years, while the average expected lifespan for a Boiler is 15 years.
- The average expected lifespan for a central air conditioner is 20 years.
- It may be necessary to replace a home’s heating system if it is more than 12 to 15 years old; requires frequent repairs; does not supply sufficient warmth; cycles on and off irregularly; consumes increasingly larger amounts of energy; and emits unusual noises.
- 88% of new single-family homes constructed in America in 2011 included AC service.
- 66% of all new homes in the U.S. have air conditioners.